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The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts

This has been a really great weekend. I’ve been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It’s 70 and sunny right now!

zoey rosemary

I’m currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing.

spring nail polish

I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught my hot vinyasa classes at Charlotte Yoga and Om Yoga and then came home and went for a run. After cleaning the house I celebrated the arrival of spring weather with a polish change. I did mint green on my fingers and purple on my toes. Both colors are from OPIs new spring Hawaii collection. The mint green is “That’s Hula-rious” and the purple is “Hello Hawaii Ya.” (What if your job was to come up with their color names…?)

After I got my nails done I took the dogs to the park to play. Funny story…for Sullie’s whole life we’ve always called her the “worst retriever ever.” She could really care less about chasing after balls. That story changed yesterday when her sister got involved. Sullie ran like she’s never run before to chase after a ball so she could get it before Zoey. All it took was a little friendly competition to motivate her. I think she’s still exhausted today from all that sprinting! 🙂

sushi guru charlotte

My Saturday got sweeter with an evening yoga and sushi date. We went to Sushi Guru, which is hands down my favorite sushi in all of Charlotte. I’ve been eating there for 5+ years and have never had a bad experience. Everything is crazy delicious and super high quality. So if you live in Charlotte…go!

zoey upsidedown

If you missed this gem on Facebook, things got a little crazy at home late night after sushi. I was convinced I could still hold Zoey in my arms like a little puppy. Notice Sullie in the background with her “mom’s officially lost it…don’t even try to do that to me” face.

nolen kitchen brekafast pita

Although losing an hour of sleep isn’t the best thing ever…the extra hour of daylight is. I am SO EXCITED that daylight savings time is finally upon us. I taught yoga this morning, met a friend for a run and then met TeriLyn for brunch at Nolen Kitchen. We sat outside and spent a couple of hours catching up on life.

And now to jump to a quick recap of last week’s workouts. The highlight was lots of yoga! I practiced every day except for today. Yay! I also got 15 miles of running in. Double yay!


3.5 mile run + 30 mins of hot yoga

Thank god for my RunKeeper app because I couldn’t remember for the life of me what I did on Monday!


Hot yoga


3 mile run + hot yoga


1 mile treadmill run to warm up + strength/core + CrossFit + 30 mins hot yoga

5 rounds: 
– 20 back squats @ 75#
– 15 v-ups

Pull ups
Box Jumps

I finished the WOD in 8:34 RX. This combo of bodyweight movements kept my heart rate up sky high. It was a quick but intense WOD.


3 mile treadmill hill/interval run + strength + hot yoga

I met up with my favorite workout buddy for an awesome gym session. After the treadmill we did the following…

4 x 10 bench press @ 65#
3 x 10 single arm dead row @ 20#
3 x 10 kettlebell walking lunges, kettlebell swings, BOSU crunches and dumbbell push press
3 x 10 bicep curls and overhead triceps extension

After the combo of Thursday and Fridays workouts…I was super sore!


3 mile run + 30 mins hot yoga


5 mile run

Lots of activity this week but body is feeling really good. This is the best overall week of workouts I’ve had in a long time.

What did you do this weekend? 

How was your week of workouts? What did you do the most of? 

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  • 1
    kristin | W [H] A T C H March 8, 2015, 4:39 pm

    we are working on a mud room reno at our house and spent all of yesterday tiling. i am so incredibly sore from moving tile all day! i’m calling my workout for the weekend.

    • 2
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:34 am

      oh wow! i am super impressed that you’re doing the tiling on your own! that definitely sounds like a workout!

  • 3
    She Rocks Fitness March 8, 2015, 5:18 pm

    I’m jealous of your sunny warm weather! Lots of running this past week and a lot of those miles were on the treadmill. Need to get to yoga this week to stretch it all out and keep my hips happy! 🙂

    • 4
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:35 am

      don’t be jealous…we’re starting six days of rain and clouds today that i’m sure you had before us. i was happy to get in lots of yoga to counterbalance the running! 🙂

  • 5
    Katie @ Live Half Full March 8, 2015, 6:05 pm

    My weekend was similar! A fun double date night out with friends on Friday, a spring-inspired mani pedi, yoga & brunch with a girlfriend and some relaxing time for good measure!

    • 6
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:36 am

      double dates are always a nice change of pace…yoga + brunch is the perfect combo for a girlfriend date!

  • 7
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors March 8, 2015, 6:11 pm

    jen that picture of you holding Zoey is prey much the best ever. The weather here in Charlotte has been amazing! I’ve been trying to get outside as much as possible. My pup found a mud puddle to play in this afternoon… so if it would just quit raining Id be able to enjoy this weather more lol happy Sunday

    • 8
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:37 am

      thanks sam! luckily, she’s pretty tolerant when it comes to my mandatory cuddling! 🙂

      the weather has been so great but gearing up for a week of clouds and rain. i’m just going to channel last weekend and the sunshine during it. all this rain has been keeping the pups (and my house) a mess!

  • 9
    Liv @ Healthy Liv March 8, 2015, 8:09 pm

    I don’t know if you follow Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter, but she tweeted something today about why do you have to lose an hour in the middle of the night instead of 2pm on a Monday? It made me laugh! Such a good point 🙂

    • 10
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:38 am

      i don’t but I LOVE HER for saying that! haha!

  • 11
    Taca @ A Side Of Dessert March 9, 2015, 8:54 am

    Looks like a fantastic weekend! That sushi looks so delicious! I love the nail colours you picked out, so bright and beautiful! Have a fantastic week ahead 🙂

    • 12
      Jen March 9, 2015, 10:38 am

      thanks girl! you too! 🙂

  • 13
    Amber March 9, 2015, 11:09 pm

    I have been doing tons of circuit classes/strength training at the Y! In fact tonight was my first run in over 10 days. Crazy for me because a couple of years ago I was all running and yoga and no strength!

  • 14
    duffy March 10, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Awww…I love seeing your grandma’s ring on your finger. So sweet.

    Are you doing the 30 minutes of yoga as classes, or just on your own? My whole home practice is 30 minutes tops because I have little kids who demand attention, and I sometimes wonder if it’s better to do 30 minutes daily or 60 minutes three times a week. I don’t have an answer.

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